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Technology to Empower Education

Posted by Tribal Group on August 15, 2019

In this three-part blog series we will take a trip down memory lane to see what this tells us about the potential impact new technology will have on the future of education, discuss how as the pace of innovation and new technology increases so does the pace at which these technologies impact our lives and not always for the good. Finally, we will look at what the future might hold and how we can help you have certainty at an uncertain time.

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Skills, Training and Employability

How can benchmarking help demonstrate the true value of TAFE providers and support their continuous improvement?

Posted by Tribal Group on August 8, 2019

A key role of TAFE providers is to contribute to the effective and efficient use of public funds for vocational education and training, but also to ensure access to and equity of vocational education and training for the communities they serve. Here we explore how benchmarking can be used as an effective tool to demonstrate how TAFE providers successfully achieve this.

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Topics: Higher Education

That's all folks! Tribal's Empower Conference 2019 is a wrap!

Posted by Ella Higham on August 1, 2019

On 16-17th July, Tribal hosted the second Empower Conference at the ICC, Birmingham. The event offered customers from the higher education, further education, skills, training and employers sectors an opportunity to gain insights into the world of education from the 60 hours' worth of content given by our inspirational speakers, that’s 2 hours short of the entire eight seasons of Game of Thrones!

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Topics: Events

TCSI - Are you ready for the change?

Posted by Tribal Group on July 31, 2019
Did I hear you say Taxi?
Yes, TCSI (pronounced “taxi”), you heard that right! It stands for Transforming the Collection of Student Information (TCSI). It’s a joint project between the Department of Education & Training (DET) and the Department of Human Services (DHS) to transform how student information is collected to build a better solution that benefits both Australian education providers and students.
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Topics: Higher Education

TAFEs in Australia – Mastering the multi-dimensions of their public purpose

Posted by Craig Fowler on June 17, 2019

As a principle of business strategy in any competitive market, success is typically built on knowing what you are good at and succeeding in one, or at most two, of three dimensions; be it high volume low margin efficiency; or customer intimacy in persuasive differentiated services; or innovative high quality product leadership. By virtue of their history and public purpose, TAFEs however have a multidimensional challenge. The expectation of their role as a ‘public provider’ is to be excellent in all these dimensions, whilst being ‘arms-length’ yet (part) tied to objectives, resourcing and desired outcomes as maybe directed by their public-ownership.

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Empowering Education Malaysia event recap

Posted by Jenny Wong on May 20, 2019

On the 3rd of April this year Tribal hosted its very first Empowering Education Seminar in Malaysia. At the event delegates learned how institutions can improve rankings, financial performance, student experience, results, retention and recruitment. The seminar included keynote presentations and panel discussions with senior leaders from across the Malaysian Education sector. They were joined by Tribal experts from our software and education services business. 

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education

Student experience for Gen Z: the dos and don'ts

Posted by Tribal Group on May 20, 2019

No one in education is in any doubt that to ‘reach’ Gen Z students and provide the experiences they are looking for, colleges and universities need to embrace the latest technology. This new generation of students expect a personalised student experience - one that’s tailored to their particular needs, wants, interests, and their preferred methods of communication. And increasingly, student experience for Gen Z is expanding to include return on investment.

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Topics: Further Education

MIS Managers - advice you don't want to miss!

Posted by Lauren Hancox on May 16, 2019
Tribal's annual customer conference, the Tribal Empower Conference, is packed full of advice specifically aimed at helping MIS Managers get the most out of their ebs system and gain knowledge on key topics such as reporting, GDPR, outcome frameworks and much more. Here are a few things the conference addresses:  

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Topics: Higher Education, Further Education, Skills, Training and Employability, Schools & Early Years

FE College Finance – why a collaborative approach to performance benchmarking will set the new standard in FE…

Posted by Phil Moseley on May 3, 2019

Collaboration in FE is not a new concept, particularly when it comes to provision  (with an ITP or HEI) and/or shared services (such as HR and Payroll). Indeed, many colleges engage frequently with and benefit from collaborating with their AoC (or other) regional network. But what we are yet to see as a sector, is colleges regularly engaging in formal relationships with others around performance benchmarking… 

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Topics: Further Education

The Apprenticeship Levy: reflections on funding, two years on

Posted by Matt Butson on April 29, 2019

In May 2019, the apprenticeship reforms will be entering their third year. Long enough for the policy to have bedded in sufficiently to provide meaningful data on how providers and employers are using the levy. Now seems a good time to reflect on the reforms.  Before we do, it’s worth reminding ourselves of the breadth of these changes:

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Topics: Skills, Training and Employability